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G-AMSV Returns to Coventry

An old friend returned to Coventry yesterday when G-AMSV, in her striking Indian Air force livery, landed here for extensive maintenance by our engineers. Sierra Victor was part of the Air Altantique fleet here for many years. She'll...

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Baginton Air Pageant

The initial details for the Baginton Air Pageant are up on the website! As we don't have the space for a full-on air show attracting 20,000 or so people, we're aiming for low-key, themed days like this. A couple of thousand people,...

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Newquay Pleasure flights

We promised we'd be back to fly in Cornwall, and here we are. We'll be heading south with a Rapide and Chipmunk to spend a week at Newquay from 25th July, with a further visit planned in August. The flights are bookable in the normal...

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New Dakota Book

Geoff Jones just told me that his new book on the DC-3, released to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Dak's appearance, is now available. The cover sports a lovely shot of G-ANAF, shot by Simon Westwood before her radome goiter was...

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Nimrod Engine Run

We've just confirmed plans by NPT to run all four of the Nimrod's Rolls-Royce Speys on Saturday 9th May. We expect the thunder to start just after lunchtime. Come along and enjoy some audio power - and please dip into your pockets...

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Manufacturer: Hawker Siddeley
In Service: 1969-2011
Purpose: Anti Submarine Search and Strike Aircraft
Construction: Wings: All-metal
Fuselage: All metal
Tailplane: All metal
Control surfaces: All metal
Length: 38.65 m (126 ft 9 in)
Wingspan: 35.00 m (114 ft 10 in)
Height: 9.14 m (31 ft)
Weight: 39,009 kg (86,000 lb)
Power Plant: 4 × Rolls-Royce Spey turbofans, 54.09 kN (12,160 lbf) each
Maximum Speed: 923 km/h (575 mph)
Cruising Speed: 787 km/h (490 mph)
Range: 8,340–9,265 km (5,180–5,755 mi)
Service ceiling: 13,411 m (44,000 ft)
Initial rate of climb: N/A